Apsara Beachfront Resort & Villa

Khao Lak, Thailand

The hotel

You could be forgiven for thinking the Apsara is only for water babies, with its beachfront setting, infinity swimming pool, villa pool, two kids' pools, pool villa upgrades, water slide and of course, the obligatory Jacuzzi. But there’s more to the Apsara than sun, sea and sand. Set in unspoilt tropical greenery, along Pakarang Beach, this All Inclusive haven offers a range of drinks and things to do. There’s the Thai cookery classes, Thai boxing, spa treatments, bike rental and kayaking to name but a few!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

In tropical Phang Nga, set in a secluded location along Khao Lak's Pakarang Beach. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

The Resort Zone has 195 rooms and Villa Zone has 60 villas. All with private balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, TV, DVD/CD player, tea/coffee-making facilities, complimentary WiFi, safe, mini-bar*, fridge, bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer. Superior Rooms overlook the gardens or swimming pool and have 1 king-size or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior, Deluxe and Pool Access Rooms - 1 Nov-30 Apr, All Inclusive includes: Beverages include local beer, local cocktails, local whisky and soft drinks. Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks from 11:00am-11:00pm at Ila Lounge. International buffet lunch including beverages, wines, local beer and soft drinks from 12:00pm-2:30pm at Kinnaree Restaurant. Afternoon tea/coffee, sandwiches, cakes, snacks, cookies and pastries from 4:30pm-5:30pm at Ila Lounge. Daily theme night buffet dinner includes beverages, wines, local beer, herbal juices and soft drinks at 7:00pm-10:00pm at Kinnaree Restaurant.

Superior, Deluxe and Pool Access Rooms - 1 May-31 Oct, All Inclusive includes: International buffet or set/ à la carte (depending on occupancy) for lunch including beverages, wines, local beer, local cocktail, local whisky and soft drinks from 12:00pm-2:30pm at Kinnaree Restaurant. Afternoon tea/coffee, finger sandwiches, cakes, snacks, cookies and pastries at 4:30pm-5:30pm at Ila Lounge. International buffet or set/à la carte (depending on occupancy) for dinner.

Jacuzzi and Pool Villas - 1 Nov-30 Apr, All Inclusive includes: Beverages include local beer, local cocktails, local whisky and soft drinks (unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) and can order drinks from Kinnaree Restaurant, Ila Lounge and Horizon from 11:00am-11:00pm. International buffet lunch includes wines, local beers and soft drinks from 12:00pm-2:30pm at Kinnaree Restaurant. Set or à la carte menu for lunch including beverages, wine, local beers and soft drinks from 12:00pm-2:30pm at Napalai Restaurant. Afternoon tea/coffee, sandwiches, cake, snacks, cookies, pastries from 4:30pm-5:30pm at Ila Lounge. Daily theme night buffet dinner includes beverages, wines, local beer, herbal juices and soft drinks at 7:00pm-10:00pm at Kinnaree Restaurant.

Jacuzzi and Pool Villas - 1 May-31 Oct, All Inclusive includes: International buffet or set/ à la carte (depending on occupancy) for lunch including beverages, wines, local beer, local cocktail, local whisky and soft drinks from 12:00pm-2:30pm at Kinnaree Restaurant. Afternoon tea/coffee, finger sandwiches, cakes, snacks, cookies and pastries at 4:30pm-5:30pm at Ila Lounge or Horizon Bar. International buffet or set/à la carte (depending on occupancy) for dinner.

Deluxe Rooms have garden views, a spacious balcony, bathroom with combined bath and shower, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Access Rooms offer a spacious private terrace with direct access to the pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Jacuzzi Villa feature a separate living and outdoor bath, with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed in the lounge, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Villas feature a private swimming pool and sundeck, with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed in the lounge, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Kinnaree Restaurant (International buffet cuisine), Napalai Restaurant (Thai fusion), Zeus Beach Restaurant and Bar* (fresh seafood barbecues, pizzas and International dishes), Ila Lounge (All Inclusive), Horizon Bar* and private dining*. Beachfront infinity pool with water slide. Villa pool. 2 kids' pools. Jacuzzi. Apsara Spa*. 2 gyms. Bike rental. Non-motorised water sports including canoeing and kayaking. Beach volleyball. Table tennis. Kid's room and playground. Thai cooking classes*. Thai boxing. Library. Meeting room. Laundry service/dry-cleaning service*. Shop. Tour desk. Babysitting* (on request). Internet corner. Complimentary WiFi available. Room service*.

5 nights between 20 Dec-10 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Dec 12, 2019 naturelover55 Hampshire

We stayed here for one night prior to going to Elephant Hills (in the National Park further up the coast) for a three night trip and then returned to the Apsara for another four nights. Our one night stay was in a superior room, which felt quite dated and looked out onto the back of the hotel so we definitely wouldn’t have wanted to stay here… Read more
We stayed here for one night prior to going to Elephant Hills (in the National Park further up the coast) for a three night trip and then returned to the Apsara for another four nights. Our one night stay was in a superior room, which felt quite dated and looked out onto the back of the hotel so we definitely wouldn’t have wanted to stay here longer than one night. It was quiet but the air conditioning wasn’t very effective and it got quite hot during the night. On our return we did ask if it would be possible to upgrade to a villa (and would have been quite happy to pay for this) but was told the resort was full. Our room for the next four nights was a Deluxe sea view room (350 I think) on the third floor. It directly overlooked the Zeus beach bar and we were concerned about the noise levels at night but in the event it was ok as the bar seemed to empty around 10 even on the nights when there was a singer/guitarist (who was really good). The room itself was large and comfortable and the bathroom well equipped. Breakfast was ok but nothing special and our other evening meals were mostly taken in the Zeus Beach Bar and Restaurant. The setting there is lovely being able to sit and look out to sea. During the day we just relaxed on sun loungers (which is what most people seemed to do). We didn’t take any trips or participate in any of the programmed activities but that was our choice. We also didn’t leave the hotel during those four days as there didn’t seem to be anywhere to go without having transport. The staff, especially at the beach bar, were very friendly. We’ve stayed in both better and worse hotels but if there is a criticism it is that the hotel could do with a bit of an update. It’s in a great location right on the beach and is quite quiet - perfect for us but possibly not to everyone’s taste. As others have commentated the Apsara is taking steps to address the issue of beach litter and single use plastics and they should be commended for this positive action; it should be encouraged. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic as usual

Dec 10, 2019 LineT741 Asker, Akershus, Norway

Back again in Apsara. As usual excellent service. Best location on beautiful Pakarang beach, you have access to infinitypool and the waves in the sea. And miles of golden sandy beach. Lunch is best in the beach restaurant with wooden swings. Sunchairs available close to beach. We were upgraded to fantastic jaccuzzi villas. Spacious and… Read more
Back again in Apsara. As usual excellent service. Best location on beautiful Pakarang beach, you have access to infinitypool and the waves in the sea. And miles of golden sandy beach. Lunch is best in the beach restaurant with wooden swings. Sunchairs available close to beach. We were upgraded to fantastic jaccuzzi villas. Spacious and quiet. Recommend this place for your vacation in Khao Lak. Just a 15 min tuk tuk ride to village center. Memories restaurant and surf next door, a few restaurants 10 minutes walk from hotel. And a gentleman tailor next to the restaurants with good quality and prices. Thanks to staff at Apsara for yet another pleasant stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasent stay

Dec 10, 2019 323stineh

Apsara resort and villas fulfilled all our dreams. Quiet surroundings, friendly service and several restaurants offers. We stayed in the villas. They are beautifully decorated and have a privat area with outdoor hot tub and sun lounger. We will definity come back.
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Dec 8, 2019 710margaretw Khao Lak, Thailand

Coming to the end of our 10day stay, where do I start the place is fantastic it is so peaceful and quiet the pool is fab, the rooms are very spacious, lots of good food the staff are very polite and can’t do enough for you always smiling asking if everything is ok and if you need anything. Will deffo be coming bk again thank you for making our… Read more
Coming to the end of our 10day stay, where do I start the place is fantastic it is so peaceful and quiet the pool is fab, the rooms are very spacious, lots of good food the staff are very polite and can’t do enough for you always smiling asking if everything is ok and if you need anything. Will deffo be coming bk again thank you for making our holiday a memorable one. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An upgrade is a must...

Dec 7, 2019 Sjg0909 Southampton, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 2 weeks all inclusive having decided at last minute to change our holiday from Cape Verde to Thailand, so glad we changed! We arrived early hours Saturday morning initially given room 314 but I had asked if an upgrade was available and we were given the choice to look at a pool or jacuzzi villa we chose the jacuzzi and it was… Read more
We stayed here for 2 weeks all inclusive having decided at last minute to change our holiday from Cape Verde to Thailand, so glad we changed! We arrived early hours Saturday morning initially given room 314 but I had asked if an upgrade was available and we were given the choice to look at a pool or jacuzzi villa we chose the jacuzzi and it was heavenly. The villas are great, in a nice peaceful part of the hotel and have plenty of room inside. Great when it rained heavily as we could go back and relax in the jacuzzi for a little while. I would recommend to anyone thinking of a villa to ask on arrival rather than booking before you go away as it worked out much cheaper for us. The massages near the pool for 500Thb each are the best! Me and my partner had a back neck and shoulder massage every other day, so relaxing and they get all your knots out. Food In the Napali restaurant is of good quality although as others have stated can be repetitive if you go there for lunch and dinner. The buffet for lunch is better as you can have smaller portions. The staff are very welcoming and friendly,the bar staff always remember your drinks order before you even ask. Best cocktails: Sunny Dream, Tom Collins and Long Island Iced Tea. If you are staying here you need to take that 10 minute walk around the corner to the Elephant Home it’s an amazing experience. For all other excursions we booked through trip advisor as they were cheaper than the hotel. Overall a great hotel for a nice relaxing holiday where you don’t have to do much if you don’t want to. Only downside for me is that there was no evening entertainment. Read less